Local News 3/24/22

News 3-24-22 AK

A Cambria County man has been sentenced Wednesday morning to 42-108 months in prison for shooting and killing his grandson. John T. Oblinsky pleaded guilty in January to shooting 21-year-old Jacob T. Fisher last April. Oblinsky was not acting in self-defense when he shot and killed his grandson.

Police are searching for a suspect in connection to a robbery at a bank in State College Wednesday afternoon. Ferguson Township police responded to a robbery at about 3:50 p.m at PNC Bank. The suspect is described as a white male between 5’11”- 6’1″, wearing a red cap, a green neck gaiter, a mask, khaki pants and carrying a black canvas bag. He could be armed. Anyone with information is asked to contact Ferguson Township Police at 1-800-479-0050.

The Pennsylvania National Guard has completed its mission aiding health care workers with COVID-19.  Major General Mark Schindler said after a two-year mission, Guard members were standing down to return to pre-pandemic duties.

Emergency crews were sent to the scene of a multi-vehicle crash in Altoona Wednesday afternoon. The crash occurred on 17th Street near the off-ramp to Interstate 99 South and heading towards the Logan Town Centre. Two vehicles were involved in the crash and multiple injuries were reported. Details surrounding the cause of the crash and the condition of the drivers involved remain unknown at this time.

Police have charged two Blair County teens and an Altoona man after they allegedly shot at several people, including children, with “orb shooters” on March 19. The “orb shooter” described by police is a toy gun filled with Orbeez, gel beads that expand when placed in water. Malachi Canady, Lashai Hill, Jonathan Hollen and an unnamed juvenile are accused of shooting at the children at the Bellwood Community Park. Nine people were shot; several children had welts on their body and one child was hit in the eye.

Pennsylvania drivers are paying less at the pumps than one-week ago as prices continue to drop slowly.  According to Triple-A, the average price for a gallon of regular-grade gasoline in Pennsylvania is four-dollars-and-31-cents.